Solomon Kleinsmith appears in the following:
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Foreign policy is one of those areas of political thought that doesn't neatly fall along the one dimensional red/blue map of the political spectrum in our country.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The problem isn't Wall Street. These people are protesting at the wrong place entirely. The problem is K Street, the capital of special interest lobby groups in Washington, DC.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Disasters used to be one of the things that weren't used as political footballs, but now almost nothing is sacrosanct. This is much like how the filibuster used to be a weapon of last...
Monday, September 26, 2011
Shortsighted action on fiscal issues has been standard practice for both the Democratic and Republican parties for over a generation, and it is directly responsible for the fiscal tra...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Regular people not being as active as those who dominate the two major parties is one of those chicken and the egg problems.
-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Businesses don't need more capital, in fact capital is very cheap right now. The problem is not that labor isn't cheap. The problem is that businesses don't need any more workers to k...
Monday, September 12, 2011
there are some major political incentives for Republicans to not act, both on ideological grounds, as well as strategic. If the economy recovers faster after this bill is passed, I’d ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Mark Warner knows that even if the supercommittee cuts the $1.5 trillion is has been tasked to cut, it just plain isn't enough. We need to lower long-term entitlement spending and get...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
While Obama didn't have the foresight to lead on this, he did have the common sense to come down on the right side of history in the end. For that he deserves some praise.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Between segments that might feed you a bit of actual unspun information about the goings on in the world, it was more accurately described as thinly veiled talking points walking arou...
Thursday, August 18, 2011
S&P deserves a lot of scorn for lax ratings of what were later shown to be toxic assets, but it's hypocritical to say they should have been more honest then, while saying our country ...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Common sense ideas like this, on how we can in one fell swoop, make the tax system more fair, cut deficit spending and stimulate the economy where it needs the stimulation are exactly...
Monday, August 15, 2011
Americans Elect has two very specific goals. They're going to get ballot qualified in all 50 states, and then put together an online system where millions of Americans can directly de...
Sunday, August 07, 2011
The Magical Thinking that the politicians have been feeding the American people, that we can get more from the government than we collectively give in taxes, is now being exposed for ...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
I just don't understand how anyone can justify putting themselves in the column that would prefer default, a loss of our triple A credit rating and an all but assured double dip reces...
Monday, August 01, 2011
The GOP clearly won this fight. But they did so in an amazingly irresponsible manner, much like winning a game of chicken by letting go of the wheel and assuming the other side will s...
Thursday, July 28, 2011
He's tight-lipped with the media, has a populist manner, swagger, he seems to be flush with luck, and is consistently underestimated by opponents he has crushed on his way up the poli...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
One potential silver lining of the economic calamity that could come from a government default could be an 'I'm MAD AS HELL, and I'm not going to take it anymore!' moment, leading to ...
Monday, July 25, 2011
Everyone knows the cut, cap and balance is a political play. No sane observer thinks it has any chance of passing, and yet Coburn chooses to personally attack everyone who is against ...
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Being a stalwart supporter of gay marriage does not change the fact that is has no chance of passing in most states right now. The only choice available is whether gay rights activist...